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Eric Church, Amy Grant and...Richard Nixon? Nashville's Famous Venues and First Performers

Nashville didn't become known as "Music City" for no good reason: Apart from its role in the history of country, bluegrass and rock 'n' roll, the city hosts a number of iconic venues for traveling performers and tourists to swing by when in town. ...

Calexico Continues Expansion of Sounds and Cultures in 'Edge of The Sun,' Follow-Up to 'Algiers'

Society always celebrates the records that top the Billboard 200 album chart. Back of The Billboards is a Music Times weekly segment that looks at the opposite end: the new record that finished closest to the back of the Billboard 200 for the ...

'Nashville' Stars Lennon & Maisy 'In The Waves' Contest: Sister Duo Pens First Children's Picture Book Inspired By Song Of Same Name

Five years ago, sibling duo Lennon (now 15 years old) and Maisy Stella (now 11 years old) posted a cover of Ingrid Michaelson's "You and I" to YouTube, and it quickly went viral. They've since adapted their two-part harmony for covers of The Beatles, ...

Mixtape Monday: This Week's Newest Tracks For Sharing

Each and every week we put together our favorite tracks that had premiered a few days prior into one magnificent mixtape to share with you and your friends. This time around we've decided to share new songs from Drake, Hop Along, Best Coast, Crystal ...

Where Has Bob Dylan Not Played in 'Never Ending Tour'? Alaska and Africa Craving Some Attention

Jack White has certainly found his way around but he's got nothing on Bob Dylan, the ultimate road warrior. The folk icon has been enrolled on his "Never Ending Tour" since 1988, and the statistics demonstrate just how far he's gone. As of a report ...

David Letterman Final 'Late Show' Guests Include Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, John Mayer, Dave Matthews Band & More

David Letterman is in his final weeks as the host of The Late Show. Now the final guest list for the show's final 28 episodes have been revealed, Entertainment Weekly reports. On the music side of things, guests include Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, ...

Mumford & Sons Tour 2015: 'The Wolf' Video Shows Electric Guitar on Tour

Mumford & Sons have been playing up the band's new album Wilder Mind, which comes out on May 4, and now the group has announced a 2015 tour in support of the forthcoming release. Billboard notes that the number of dates, 16, is rather sparse ...

SoundCloud Partners With YouTube Copyright Enforcer Zefr

SoundCloud has announced a new partnership with Zefr, a content tracking company that currently works with YouTube to help identify songs on the platform and better facilitate either takedowns or ads being run against it. This means Zefr is YouTube's ...

Desaparecidos will release second studio album 'Payola'

Conor Oberst, the shaky voice and passioante lyricist behind indie-folk band, Bright Eyes, will reunite with his old Nebraskan punk band, Desaparecidos to record a new album.

Dead Heads Will Be Able to See July 1989 Concert Footage for One Night Only

Fathom Events and Rhino Entertainment are bringing previously unseen concert footage from 1989 to the big screen for the Grateful Dead's 5th Annual Meet-Up at the Movies.

Newport Folk Festival 2015 Reveals Part 1 of Lineup, Featuring Courtney Barnett, Sturgill Simpson, Laura Marling and More

The Newport Folk Festival has released the first half of its lineup—borrowing from the trend in EDM of releasing lists of performers in "phases"—announcing that Courtney Barnett, Sturgill Simpson and Dinosaur Jr's J Mascis will be among the ...

Mixtape Monday: This Week's Newest Tracks For Sharing

Each and every week we put together our favorite tracks that had premiered a few days prior into one magnificent mixtape to share with you and your friends. This time around we've decided to share new songs from The National, Future Islands, Hot ...

Civil Wars Singer Joy Williams Annouces Solo Album 'Venus'

The indie world was crushed in August when The Civil Wars disbanded. The news came a few years after the duo of John Paul White and Joy Williams went on hiatus, making the breakup official and killing hopes of a new album. It may not be The Civil ...

Joni Mitchell Hospitalized: Sara Bareilles, Emma Watson, St. Vincent & More Wish Folk Legend Well

This morning (April 1), music legend Joni Mitchell was hospitalized after being found unconscious in her Los Angeles home. Best known for her 1971 album Blue and a slew of huge singles, her musical influence is felt from every corner of the industry. ...

Joni Mitchell Undergoing Intensive Care in Los Angeles; No Word on Health Issue Affecting Folk Icon

Folk icon Joni Mitchell has been hospitalized in Los Angeles and is in intensive care, according to a statement from the performer's team and USA Today.

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